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Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

Location: Houston

The outpatient component of this experience will take place at two offices: one is 30 minutes south of downtown Houston and the other is 1 hour south of downtown Houston. The inpatient component will take place 30 minutes south of downtown Houston. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.

Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Gastroenterology

What you will do:

This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of two board-certified gastroenterologists. They are known for their bedside manner, and their efforts to really form connections with patients. When we asked them what they want IMGs to learn from their rotation, they said the following:

The art of storytelling and story listening is the most important thing I want IMGs or any other student of medicine to take away from my practice.

The physicians care for both insured and uninsured patients. For patients who lack health insurance, you will see how experienced gastroenterologists work within the constraints of the healthcare system to ensure these patients receive the necessary care that they deserve. These doctors are role models in terms of bringing advocacy and creative problem-solving to patients struggling with barriers to care. 

The patients served in the practice are of many different ethnicities and cultures. Therefore, this will be an excellent opportunity to learn how care can be tailored to varying backgrounds, beliefs, and socioeconomic factors. 

Rotators will also be able observe a wide range of procedures. These include colonoscopy, upper enodscopy, and ERCP, among others. By the end of the experience, students will have gained a stronger understanding of the indications, contraindications, and possible complications of these procedures. 

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Navigating the EMR (CureMD)

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Gastroenterology.

How to obtain a letter of recommendation:

The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft.

During the rotation:

Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.


Rotating with Dr. X was truly an enriching experience. His knowledge in gastroenterology is unparalleled and his passion for patient care is evident in every interaction. He always went above and beyond to ensure that I fully understood complex medical concepts and was able to apply them in real-life patient scenarios. He provided insightful and timely feedback that allowed me to improve my skills and become a more confident medical practitioner. Not only did I learn about gastroenterology, but I also gained valuable lessons in humility and the importance of truly listening to patients. I would highly recommend rotating with Dr. X for anyone looking to enhance their medical knowledge and improve their patient care skills. He is a true mentor and the skills and knowledge I gained from my time with him will stay with me throughout my career as a physician.


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